Date: November 26, 1979
Time: 0203
Location: Near At Ta'if, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Operator: Pakistan International Airlines
Flight #: 740
Route: Jeddah - Karachi
AC Type: Boeing B-707-340C
Registration: AP-AWZ
cn / ln: 20275/844
Aboard: 156   (passengers:145  crew:11)
Fatalities: 156   (passengers:145  crew:11)
Ground: 0
Summary: After being airborne about a half an hour a cabin attendant reported a fire in the aft cabin area. Seventeen minutes later the aircraft crashed into a rocky desert while attempting an emergency landing. The blaze may have been started by a passenger possibly from a leaking kerosene stove carried aboard by a Haj pilgrim passenger.

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